A man who fled Wednesday from a Sherwood courtroom after he received a one-year jail sentence has been found in Chicago and taken into custody, authorities said.
Conrad Everett, 23, who led police on a chase from Sherwood through North Little Rock after receiving a term on a misdemeanor animal-abandonment charge, was found Friday evening and taken into custody without incident, according to a statement by Sherwood Police Department spokesman Lt. Jamie Michaels.
The U.S. Marshalls-led Eastern Arkansas Fugitive Task Force had sent out a collaborative lead to the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Illinois, who found Everett, Michaels added.
Everett was being escorted without handcuffs from the Sherwood courtroom by a bailiff Wednesday when he ran to a Volkswagen Passat and escaped, leading officers on a chase into North Little Rock before bailing out of the car at Percy Machin Drive and fleeing on foot.
Everett is being held on additional charges of felony escape and aggravated assault at the Cook County, Ill., jail while awaiting extradition, Michaels said.